Hosting my first Yoga Challenge

During the month of June we hosted our first Instagram Yoga challenge. We decided to make it a Chakra themed challenge. Each day we would focus on a different chakra. We even used the colors of each chakra somewhere in our IG Yoga Posts. We gathered a few beautiful hostesses on Instagram

✨ @yoga_miss_tee
✨ @another.goddess.yoga
✨ @shaynarooney
✨ @mystic_sprout
✨ @yoga_with_tricia

and sponsors

✨ @mystic_sprout  ( Sells gorgeous yoga leggings)
✨ @earthlingsbrand
✨ @naturallycharms

and so the fun began.

To me it was one of the most fullfilling experiences I’ve ever had. The yoga community is such a loving and accepting one. Everyone played along and a felts such a sense of LOVE from everyone throughout the challenge.

Here is what our lineup looked like

Mon: ROOT (Red) 🏵️ Easy Pose (Sukhasana) or Squat (Malasana)Day 1 of #chakraenergychallenge . I'm so exited to host this challenge. This picture perfectly shows the jubilation I feel today. Since red…

Stephanie (@another.goddess.yoga) • Instagram photos and videos

Post-workout malasana outside on the balcony before it gets too hot out today! • So excited for day 1 of the #chakraenergychallenge I…

Tues: SACRAL🔥🐓(Orange) Pigeon or Double Pigeon (Kapotasana)

For day 2 of #chakraenergychallenge we're channelling out Sakral Chakra. To channel this chakra visualise a orange lotus flower in the…

Today we channel into our Sacral chakra with Pigeon or Double Pigeon pose. It is never too late to jump in and play 🙏💥💥💥 #Repost…

Day 2 of our #chakraenergychallenge is the sacral chakra. 🏵️ It is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. It's…

Wed: SOLAR PLEXUS ☀️ (Yellow) Any Corework /Twists/ Plank

Everything is within. Seek nothing outside of yourself - Miyamoto Musashi .core warmup drills . #leggings #yogaaddict #yogaeverydamnday…

Day 3 of #chakraenergychallenge 🏵️ Manipura . Characterized by the expression of will, personal power, and mental abilities, the energy of…

For day 3 we are balancing our Solar Plexus. Any corework/twist/plank I dedicate this pose to @lalagirl1203 Thinking of you 🙏 🌞🌞🌞🙌⭐🌠⭐…

Th: HEART 💖 (Green) Camel (Ustrasana)

And even though the first pic is in the movement, but look at that face 😆 . Day 4 of #chakraenergychallenge 🏵️ Anahata chakra ❇️ . The…

Day 4 of our #chakraenergychallenge 💚 The heart chakra colors our life with compassion, love, and beauty. Driven by the principles of…

Happy #humpday 🐪!! Tomorrow is my last day of school!! Enjoying the cool weather today before the heat wave this weekend! • • Here is day 4…

Fri: THROAT 📿(Blue) Fish (Matsyasana)

Working on healing our throat chakra today for day 5 of #chakraenergychallenge #fishpose . Ways to balance this chakra is to incorporate…

Day 5 of our #chakraenergychallenge 🌀 is #throatchakra ✨ The function of the throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and…

Today is day 5 Throat (Blue) fish (Matsyasana) 💙💙💙

Sat: THIRD EYE 👁️ (Indigo/Purple) Eagle – eyes closed optional

Day 6 of #chakraenergychallenge . Today's pose is the eagle to heal our third eye chakra. The third eye is the center of our intuition and…

TGIF! Perfect Friday and first day of summer vacation for me! This weekend is going to be HOT! But looking forward to spending it with my…

Day 6 of our #chakraenergychallenge is #ajna or #thirdeyechakra 👁️ Located on the forehead (between the eyebrows) it is the center of…

Sun: CROWN 👑 (White/Gold/Violet) Any Inversion

Day 7 and our final day of the #chakraenergychallenge ✨ The crown chakra is the seventh chakra, located at the top of the head, and gives…

Last Day 😥 #chakraenergychallenge 🏵️ Crown chakra 💙 . Sahasrara is the seventh chakra. Located at the top of the head, it gives us access…

#Repost @riniwati.linda (@get_repost) ・・・ #Repost @mikaila_nyc with @get_repost ・・・ Woo-hooo!! I am sooo looking forward to hosting with…

What is your favorite Chakra??

My yoga journey begins

Hey Guys and Gals

For those of you who know me you’ll know that I’ve been living in Korea for quite a while now. I’ve always been a huge fan of lifting weights and staying active although my motivations comes and goes and sometimes I let myself go and I don’t exercise for months.

After living in Korea for about 2 years we were missing home a lot and we were kinda falling into a depressive slum. We ate everything we saw and we didn’t make any effort to do exercise or go to the gym at all. In January 2017 we went back home for a month. I asked my mother in law to take a picture of me at the beach. To be honest, what I saw made me unhappy. I didn’t look like my old self when I first left South Africa. I could see my mental state manifesting itself in my body. Right then and there I decided to get myself back on track when I got back to Korea.

We started going to the gym again and soon enough we felt better about ourselves and how we looked. But this is by no means the aim of this post…. After being active for a few months I started doing little yoga drills to loosen up my tight muscles.

So here we are…. doing yoga everyday and its sort of an addiction now!!!!

Best things to do in Korea

I’m always looking for something fun to do. Korea like any other place can become boring. As you know our city isn’t really big and we don’t have all the luxuries that other cities have, therefore we have to go to Seoul or Busan to enjoy some of the activities.

There is a list of 101 things to do in Seoul/Korea of which 32 of those include eating or drinking, the rest is dedicated to tourist stuff, shopping etc. After 3 years in Korea we’ve done most of those things. Sometimes I’m looking for something more physical and although Noraebang can be fun, for someone who can’t sing its not such a great experience. The things that I enjoyed the most were things that allowed me to be physically active.

So let’s get to the few things I really enjoyed doing here in Korea

 1.Screen Baseball

earlier this year we had a new teacher join our school and she is so vibrant and energetic. She suggested that we go do Screen Baseball. I’ve seen the Screen Golf before and found it kind of boring since I’m not a golf kinda gal, but I really really enjoyed the Baseball. You can play minor or major league. As a beginner we did the minor league. the pitcher is much closer and its easier to hit. With the major league the pitcher is further away and the ball comes at an increased speed, which takes some practice. But if you like hitting stuff, Screen Baseball might be for you!

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2.Escape room games

We have some friends who do this regularly and although I’ve read about it online I haven’t really tried it until October this year. My husband and I went to the one in Busan. We had a lot of fun, some of the clues are easier than they seem and it can cause you to spend too much time on some of the puzzles but we really enjoyed working together to sort out the puzzles, it is something I would absolutely try again. The one in Busan is a franchise with branches around Korea. The entrance fee is 22,000 ($22), 2-8 players are allowed and the game lasts about an hour.

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3.Party room

Party rooms are rooms that you can hire for a few hours or an evening, they are quite expensive but as a big group you can split the bill. Some of them have swimming pools and others have in-home Kareoke areas and darts, or pool tables. In addition to the designated Party Rooms, there are a few really big apartments you can rent on Airbnb to have a house party or get together.

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4.Motorcycling 

Buying a bike in Korea was the absolute best thing for me. With a bike you have the freedom to go almost anywhere ( you can’t go on the highway with your bike). It gives you absolute freedom. You can explore your city or drive out to the country. You can even explore neighbouring cities. In summer we even went to the beach.

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5.Bowling

Its notable though that the bowling arena’s look like night clubs at night and have loud music and strobe lights which is pretty cool when you’re in the mood.

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6.Clubbing

As far as clubbing goes, most places charge a 30,000 won ($30), on free drink included, entrance fee and the drinks are around 12,000 ($12) which is pretty expensive for just a beer. You can get tables for around 450,000 – 900,000 won ($450-$900). This means if you don’t get a table you have to stand while most of the tables are empty. In addition, Koreans don’t dance on the dance floor, they just stand there and glare at their cellphones, they don’t even hop or bob or sway…. so not too much fun if you like the bodies moving around you while you’re dancing 😦

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I hope you find something fun to do in Korea

Cheat Meal – Giant Peanut Butter Cup

It’s Weekend!!!!! That means ….I’m baking. For my weekend cheat meal I made a Giant Peanut Butter Cup that I saw online.

Its pretty easy to make and you can eat it within 3 hours.

It might not be a Reese’s peanut butter cup but its a close imitation. If I made it again I would probably add more sugar and a little less butter because for me it was too buttery.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups milk chocolate chips, divided

2 cups creamy peanut butter

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

½ cup butter, softened

First you place half of the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and melt the chocolate in 30 seconds intervals stirring the chocolate during each interval. Then pour it into a pie dish making sure to cover the whole dish including the sides. Put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour. I popped it in the ice box and it took less than an hour.
For the filling mix the butter, peanut butter and icing sugar together until thoroughly mixed then scoop it into the chocolate shell. Melt the rest of the chocolate chips the same way you in the microwave then scoop it over the peanut butter filling and smooth it. Refrigerate for an hour. Cut into pieces and serve

My chocolate was too thick so when I cut the pie it broke into 2. Admittedly one pie is too big for me and my husband so we cut it into 4 pieces and froze it.

Paleo Chicken Fingers

Once upon a time I went paleo for a while and discovered a few great recipe’s One of my absolute favourites are Paleo Chicken Fingers. Its a basic coated chicken finger with some honey, olive oil, spices and almond flour. Its really easy to make. You simply pop it in the oven and within 30 minutes its ready to munch

These chicken fingers are garlicky sweet with a pinch of pepper and super filling. They also tend to melt in your mouth, having the coating makes them nice and tender. My husband absolutely loves it. You can make them on their own as a snack or add some sweet potato chips or other vegetables.

You need some olive oil and honey to dip the chicken in, then mix almond flour and garlic pepper together. First you dip the chicken fingers in the honey oil mixture and then pop it in the flour mixture until coated thoroughly. Place it on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. The oil in the mixture will crisp the almonds.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 chicken breasts cut into strips.
  • 1 Cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt, garlic pepper, paprika

Mix the almond flour,salt, garlic pepper and  paprika in a bowl. Mix the Honey and Olive oil in a separate bowl.

Dip the chicken strips in the honey mixture. When covered dip it in the dry mixture. Cover well. Lay the covered chicken pieces in a baking dish and bake until golden brown or until well done. ( 30 minutes at 150 degrees)

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